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NWS says ice jam threat increasing

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Rain, high temperatures and snowmelt are coming our way, and that means the threat for ice jams is increasing.

A storm system will be moving through Monday night and Tuesday with periods of rain and mild temperatures. Experts at the National Weather Service say the rain, coupled with melting snow, will cause rivers to rise, possibly breaking up some ice.

"We're not overly concerned with any sort of major flooding that may occur, but we want people to know that the night, into the first part of Tuesday -- that may be a focus on when we get some significant ice movement on rivers," said NWS Meteorologist John Goff.

Northern and Central parts of our region show the greatest potential for ice jams. If you see rising water, you are reminded to seek higher ground immediately. Also never walk or drive through floodwaters.

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